A new specialty fluids testing laboratory for Eastman Therminol heat transfer fluids and Eastman Skydrol aviation hydraulic fluids has opened in Singapore. The laboratory will service customers in the Asia-Pacific region, providing local technical support and the in-service fluids testing that is critical in high performance systems using the fluids.

"Eastman currently has production facilities and in-service fluid analysis testing labs in Asia, North America, Europe, and South America,” says Ravi Prakash, global business director, specialty fluids, at Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, Tenn. "Combined with our recently announced expansion of our Therminol heat transfer fluid capacity in the United Kingdom, the new Singapore specialty fluids lab[oratory] will bolster our ability to provide our customers in the Asia-Pacific region with high performance products, reliable supply and outstanding local technical service.”

The Therminol brand team provides high temperature heating and cooling solutions. Eastman’s line of aviation hydraulic fluids, sold under the Skydrol brand, are approved by airframe manufacturers specifying fire-resistant hydraulic fluids.